Completely renovated 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage that sleeps up to 8 people
Basement Sitting Room
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter:
About Ashley French
Originally from Nashville, TN, I have lived most of my adult life in New York, NY, but recently located to Florida with my husband and three kids. We are both academics, teaching at a small liberal arts college. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, entertaining, and traveling.
Ashley French purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Ashley French chose Sparta
I was born in raised in Nashville, but spent so many holidays and weekends visiting extended family in Smithville. When my husband and I sold our townhouse in Brooklyn, I decided I wanted to buy a place in Tennessee. I wanted a place close to family that we could use for ourselves for vacation and holidays, but also rent to others to enjoy. The Tulip Tree Bay Cottage (and The Tulip Tree Bay Lodge) are everything for which I had hoped!
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cottage was in major disrepair. But just like we renovated a 19th century townhouse in Brooklyn, NY, we knew we could do it again on a country cottage! The Cottage was completely renovated in 2018. It has completely gut-renovated bathrooms, all new kitchen (IKEA) and appliances, new floors through the house (bamboo floors in the main floor living space and carpet in all bedrooms). The house is light and airy, contemporary and cozy. I love the huge main deck, with the rocking chair, comfortable table and chairs, and the grill. The house is close to so many activities in the Smithville/Sparta/Center Hill area, but rural enough to be away from it all.